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Joseph Watson (ed.) Todd Sturtevant Virginia Faust
Concord 14 Oct. 1845.
My dear Mary With my congrat ulation on the approach of the auspicious morrow will you not allow me to send you an offering to bring a little salt & oil to your new housekeeping. I make no apology for choosing this form rather than some tasteful gift for so I only begin to send home an old deposit which your father lodged in my hands in
my boyhood, I cannot tell how many times. With the best love from my mother & my wife, Your affectionate cousin, Waldo E.